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Houston, it looks like that I'm looking right up
the angular rille by - in the Crater Hipparchus.
This - this country down here is really rugged
at this altitude. The rille looks like to me a
drop had been dropped down 10,O00 feet. It was
Just another map [?].
Humor, apparently, is in the eye of the beholder.
i don't get this transcript. If they are shooting # as Phage says...it's not even remotely funny. Not a single humorous sentence.
Houston could hear everything they were saying, at least when they were on the frontside of the Moon. While on the backside...well they did report the things that were really interesting when they swung back around. The things that they made offhand comments about, no reason to. And if you read the entire transcript you'll see that the astronauts themselves weren't very concerned about them either, aside from throwing a few light comments at each other.
Why would they be talking stupid nonsense and not report on what they see ?
Of the quotes in the OP, only the Apollo 11 one occurred during an EVA. But what do you mean "standard protocol." These guys were fighter jocks. Did you read "The Right Stuff" by any chance? When there is business to be done they take care of it. When there isn't, they loved to "ad lib."
Is this standard protocol while EVA ?